The Definition of Bloatation is...
Wuhan Travel Blog› entry 58 of 74 › view all entries
...When you have too many good friends, a lot of time and money, and places to go; food to eat.
On the final week of celebrating my birthday Wei and I met up with two friends we hadn’t seen since my arrival in
We caught a bus to their university, out by
At first we went to a Korean Restaurant which made me smile because Wei adores Korean food. It was good, we spoke, mostly in Chinese and then headed back to Cindy’s place on the university campus. She shares the place with two other people so we had to be a bit quiet but it was some more chatting, some witty jokes and lots of teasing; actually the day was filled with teasing.
When we went back out we tried to get a boat ride on
I got some candy covered fruit from a woman who saw us taking pictures and posed for us, but, we missed the shot *cries* Then we were going to go to Ocean Par but ran out of time so we headed to “Pear Park” or “Li Yuan” if you will. This park is a dating hub. Quite literally it is known for matchmaking. Everyone posts a flyer with their details (eye colour, date of birth, age, gender etc.) as well as contact details EVERYWHERE! If you do match up and go for a date on the spot, there is plenty to do, like grass skiing (yes, grass can be skied on apparently) archery, picnic areas, never ending mazes etc.
So all the parents of unmarried middle aged children were out bartering and seeing if they liked one another enough to pressure their children into dating one another when we spotted a foreigner about the age of my grandfather, god bless him if he were still alive, and he was with a translator talking to a middle aged woman.
We all had a good laugh, because the middle aged woman thought it was her he wanted to get with, but really it was her daughter in the posted flyer that he was after. Oh boy, those foreigners just never change; they are everywhere here in
After that we attempted some archery, of which I had forgot all over again how to do it so Wendy was our shining star, most of her shots connected and once again my last shot was the closest to the target but not a bulls eye this time. We wanted to go through the most difficult maze ever, but it was closed so I had best try again next time. After that we sat on the grass for some more chatting and relaxation, laughing and joking about all the young people trying to get blind dates, teasing Cindy about posting her details up there and what have you.
But that too soon came to an end, and while now you are probably expecting me to say we went home, lived happily ever after and had a great evening THE END—NOPE! It wasn’t over.
At this point the Korean food had completely been digested and it was time to go eat and shop once more! You can count on Cindy and Wendy to fill the day with fun! So off we rushed away to
So we all decided it was very late (about 7 or 8pm at this point) and it was time to say goodbye and go home. Wei and I got to the bus stop, used our last two card swipes and parted ways with them on good terms. The next day Wendy was online and we got to chat some. It turns out that no matter how tired they are either, there is always more room to shop. Those girls shopped so long, clear into the night, that there were no more busses running to take Wendy home! So she crashed for the night at Cindy’s!
Wendy and Cindy, you girls are awesome. I simply had a wonderful time!
Oh and I almost forgot… THE END!